Central Library

All 3 library branches are open again as learning spaces for WU students until further notice.

The wearing of mouth and nose protectors (FFP2) is mandatory also at the learning spaces in the libraries. Please keep a safe distance of 2 meters from other people.

Due to the COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements, until further notice, external library patrons may not use the libraries as learning space (reserve a seat).

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you only need to borrow books from the Central Library, please use our services for borrowing books. In this case, you do not have to reserve a study place.

Information about reserving a seat

Please note that you can only enter the library if you have reserved a time slot in the online calendar (see below), with no exceptions.

Who can reserve a seat?

Only WU students may reserve a seat.

Which rules apply for reserving a seat?
  • You may have up to 3 active reservations. If you already have 3 reservations active, no new reservation can be made until another expires or is cancelled.

  • Seats may be booked up to 7 days in advance.

  • To make your reservation, please log in with your WU account, select your time slot and seat category, and confirm the reservation.

  • You will receive a confirmation email when you make a reservation. Please keep this confirmation and your WU student ID ready. It is not necessary to print this confirmation. You can present it in digital form.

  • If a library user shows signs of being unwell, library staff may deny this person access to the study areas.

  • The University Library reserves the right to cancel reservations. In the event that your reservation is cancelled, we will notify you by email.

  • If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel your reservation.


Which seat categories are available?

You can reserve a reading place or a computer workstation on a specific level in the Central Library.

Which time slots can be booked?

Opening hours

Specific requirements

Protectice measures COVID-19

The wearing of mouth and nose protectors (FFP2) is mandatory in the library as well as at the learning spaces. Please keep a safe distance of 2 meters from other people.

To make your visit to the WU Library as safe as possible, we will be closing the libraries for disinfection and ventilation over lunchtime.

Online reservation